Min Min Lights are a widely-reported unexplained phenomenon that have been seen throughout Australia, but are most common in and around Channel Country, Western Queensland.
They are usually described as small, fuzzy, roughly circular, white, illuminated discs, which appear fixed and static even when the observer is on the move.
Because of their prevalence and widespread reliable reporting, researchers are inclined to the view that they are a 'real' (rather than an imaginary folkloric) phenomenon.
A report in the journal Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 2003; 86: 2: pp.109–12 suggested that the lights might be due to Fata Morgana - an atmospheric diffraction phenomenon which can cause distant objects to appear to 'float' over the horizon.
Other explanations centre around bio-luminescence from insect swarms, and geophysical artifacts such as.
Editor's note: Given the large number of documented sightings and the resulting academic research, it seems clear that this is not a so-called 'paranormal' phenomenon - reports of which are disqualified from inclusion at Wikenigma.
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